|Ekco MBP99 'Stroller I'
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|Amazing - a portable shortwave set
for the UK market! This is the first of the 'Stroller'
series of portables by EK Cole - one of Britain's most
successful radio manufacturers. It follows the pattern of
many sets of the time its design and circuitry - only its
inclusion of the SW band is unique.
Some 5000 sets were made in a 'Model A' configuration which only had two frame aerials (SW and MW) whilst the later 'Model B' had a complement of three aerials - there were other minor electronic differences.
Interestingly enough, there were also two versions of this radio using different intermediate frequencies. The Northern England version has an IF of 460Kc/s (noted by a large 'N' stamped inside the case) whilst the version for Southern England has an IF of 455Kc/s.
Last updated 19th May 2002